Gorontalo (ANTARA) - Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno has asked micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) players in Gorontalo province’s creative economy sector to innovate and seize the opportunities presented by the political year of 2024.

"MSME players must be able to innovate, seize economic opportunities in the political year 2024 later," he said at the Ramadan Fair 2023 here on Saturday.

According to Uno, the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry's target of creating 4.4 million jobs by 2024 is expected to be achieved.

"In 2024, there will be general elections. This is a golden opportunity for MSME players. I encourage MSMEs in Gorontalo to pursue this," he added.

The political year would help strengthen the economy of MSMEs, he said.

For example, there will be many orders for T-shirts for political campaign purposes, such as for the elections of regional heads and legislators, which can be used as an opportunity by MSMEs, he expounded.

At Saturday's event, the acting governor of Gorontalo province, Hamka Hendra Noer, said that the Ramadan Fair 2023 has become a blessing for MSMEs in Gorontalo.

"Once again, on behalf of the government and the people of Gorontalo, we would like to (thank) Mr. Uno for his presence in Gorontalo. We all know that he always admits that he is part of the Gorontalo people. Of course, the community is proud to have a successful figure like the minister," Noer said.

The Ramadan Fair 2023 is one of the breakthroughs of the government of Gorontalo district, Gorontalo province, which features MSMEs in the district and aims to provide them opportunities to promote their flagship products.

During the event, 100 MSME players received land certificates for free from the district head of Gorontalo.

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Translator: Susanti S, Adiwinata S, Raka Adji
Editor: Azis Kurmala
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